Definition of oenocytoid in English:

oenocytoid

noun

Zoology
  • Entomology. A large cell resembling an oenocyte, found in the haemolymph of some insects.

adjective

Zoology
  • Entomology and Zoology. Resembling an oenocyte; of the nature of an oenocytoid.

Origin

1920s; earliest use found in Augustus Daniel Imms (1880–1949), entomologist. From oenocyte + -oid, after French oenocytoïde.

Pronunciation

oenocytoid

/ˌiːnə(ʊ)ˈsʌɪtɔɪd/